On This Day

What Happened on February 13, 1952

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Future world champion Rocky Marciano knocks out Italian heavyweight boxer Gino Buonvino in the 2nd round at Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence for his 40th straight win

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Gagliardi, US rock bassist (Foreigner-Cold As Ice), born in NYC, (d. 2014)
  • Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist, born in Nieuwpoort, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist, dies at 71
  • Josephine Tey, English author (b. 1896)
1952 Highlights

About February 13, 1952

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius